Lowell Line - Winchester, Woburn, Wilmington Spottings

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coopercat1
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Re: Lowell Line - Winchester, Woburn, Wilmington Spottings

Post by coopercat1 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:50 am

It's the old Solo cup factory. Use to be where all those red cups used in drinking games were made.

GP40MC1118
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Re: Lowell Line - Winchester, Woburn, Wilmington Spottings

Post by GP40MC1118 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:51 am

The new customer I think is NER Construction, right there off the mainline where that D&H boxcar was.

The spur off the mainline was/is known as Industrial Way. Last customer was Wilmington Cold Storage.
I forget which building was Crusader Paper.

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Re: Lowell Line - Winchester, Woburn, Wilmington Spottings

Post by Hux » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:08 pm

Crusader occupied half of the building that now serves Crystal. I worked there in summer of ‘81. I didn’t operate a clamp truck so I never unloaded the spools of paperboard from the box cars. I don’t know why it was done, maybe so there was airflow on hot days, but the box car outer door was often open, I recall one occasion where the clamp truck operator managed to back out the open door with a roll in the clamp. Funny...but not.

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